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Ightham, St Peter


Photo: Richard Offen, 2006

  • 6 bells hung for full circle ringing
  • Tenor: 7-0-22 in A.
  • Grid Ref: TQ594569
  • Rung from: Open Gallery
  • Denomination: Church of England
    Diocese (Anglican): Rochester
  • Kent County Association of Change Ringers District: Maidstone
  • Building Listed Grade: I Click for Heritage details.
  • Peals rung at the tower

Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Received 1937)
Diameter Note Date FounderRetuned
® Treble 3-2-183-2-1825¼" F♯ 1888 John Warner & Sons1937 John Taylor & Co
® 2 3-3-53-3-527" E 1926 Mears & Stainbank, Whitechapel1937 John Taylor & Co
® 3 4-0-64-0-827¼" D John Walgrave, London1937 John Taylor & Co
® 4 5-1-05-1-129½" C♯ John Walgrave, London1937 John Taylor & Co
® 5 5-3-246-0-1032½" B 1789 William & Thomas Mears, Whitechapel1937 John Taylor & Co
® Tenor 7-0-226-2-933½" A 1937 John Taylor & Co., LoughboroughNever

®  - Hung for full circle ringing

Inscriptions

Earlier bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Weight
(Quoted prior to 1926)
Weight
(Received 1937)
DateFounderRetunedFate
Tenor6-2-97-0-71620John WilnarNeverRecast 1937. Supplied 7-0-7 M&S. 6-2-9 scrapping weight.
2nd (of 6)3-3-53-2-61732Richard PhelpsNeverRecast 1926.

History

1552 Record of 3 bells. [1]
1620 Tenor recast or added by John Wilnar.
1732 Treble (of 5) recast or added by Richard Phelps.
1789 4th (of 5) recast.
1888 Treble added by John Warner to make 6.
1925 Record of Gillett & Johnston inspecting the bells.
1926 2nd recast by Mears & Stainbank. The cracked tenor was welded (presumably by Barrimar). Its canons and cast in staple were removed by Mears, and the bell was rehung. All the bells were retuned.
1937 The tenor became cracked again, which did not please the church, so they had it recast by John Taylor, who retuned ALL the bells again!
[1] Item iij bolls (? bells). (Edwardian Inventory, 1552)

Recent Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2018-03-085040 Treble Bob Minor (7m)
2017-08-305040 Spliced Surprise Minor (35m)
2016-09-265040 Surprise Minor
2016-05-115040 Spliced Surprise Minor (35 Methods)
2016-01-215040 Surprise Minor
2015-04-155040 Spliced Surprise Minor
2014-07-095040 Surprise Minor
2004-12-275040 Minor
1998-05-285040 Surprise Minor
Recent Quarter Peals
The most recent performances, according to BellBoard.
2020-03-071260 Plain Bob Doubles
2019-07-201440 Plain Bob Minor
2019-06-151260 Plain Bob Minor
2019-04-082880 Surprise Minor (4m)
2018-03-161296 Burton Treble Bob Minor
2017-08-131320 Cambridge Surprise Minor
2017-05-181260 Minor (2m)
2016-03-081272 Flamstead Surprise Minor
2014-04-281260 St Clements Bob Minor
2013-02-211260 Plain Bob Minor
2012-06-021260 Plain Bob Doubles
2011-06-181320 Chadkirk Treble Bob Minor
2010-03-111260 Single Canterbury Pl Bob Minor
2009-04-171320 Doubles (5m/1v)
2007-09-181296 Plain Bob Minor
2006-04-081260 Minor (2m)
1985-09-301320 London Surprise Minor
1985-06-271440 Cambridge Surprise Minor
1984-04-261296 Cambridge Surprise Minor
Full list of peals on Bellboard here
Full list of quarters on Bellboard here

Elsewhere in the Parish

Ightham, Ightham Mote
Single bell


Love's Guide to the Church Bells of Kent Page updated: 1 April 2016